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- Birthday 02/22/1970
moved lakeside september 2013
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Ketamine IV used for anxiety & depression
lobita replied to Sandrita's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraThe quantity of misinformation on this thread is ... appalling. Normally I'm not bothered by topic drift but in this case I feel everyone would be better served if we stuck to the OP's question and only replied henceforth to report personal experience with the use of ketamine for anxiety or depression.
Alternative to Spring Clean
lobita replied to court0503's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraFor upholstery cleaning specifically, we used the furniture store next to Sunrise Cafe in Riberas. They will pick up and deliver. Sofa is $500, loveseat I think is $400.
I have been hampered by the $7000 pesos per day limit at ATM's. Did you have to contact the bank to get more from the ATM machine? If so, who and where?
The Age Question - 45-49, 50-54, 55=59
lobita replied to UrbanMan's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraIncognito young(er) person here. I just turned 46, and my spouse is 51. We were 43 and 49 when we moved here in 2013. Yet despite having lived here for two and a half years, we don't know a lot of local people. Unlike all the retired folk, we're both working long days -- he has a full-time (remote) day job and I spend probably 50 hours a week writing. Once you add regular life maintenance on top of that, there's not much time or energy left over for socializing with new people ... something that, in classic introvert fashion, I find exhausting in the best of circumstances. My spouse plays soccer twice a week, and so is casual buddies with some of the Mexican guys on his team. Otherwise, you'd never know we were here. We only ever meet someone if I shake off my introversion long enough to reach out to a particular individual. For me it's less about finding someone of like age as it is finding someone of like mindset -- a close friend, as opposed to a friendly acquaintance. I have had good friends up to 20 years older and 15 years younger than myself, in the States. But here I get the impression that most people only expect to find friends in a relatively narrow age bracket.
lobita I feel some relief reading your post. I had a cataract in one eye that Dr. Rios "fixed" by putting a trifocal lens in. Trifocal meant I would not need glasses for reading, medium, or long distance vision. Right away I could see that I still needed glasses for that eye for reading. Rios insisted that I did not need a glass for that eye. After a month of arguing and getting the wrong glasses several times I got glasses Now it is time for my yearly checkup. The glasses no longer work properly for that eye-I need a different prescription. How can my vision change when I have an artificial lens in there? I hesitate to return for this free yearly checkup as he will probably insist that my repaired eye is fine and that once I have the other eye done everything will be fine. I'm tempted to see that lady ophthalmologist (Claudia) in Chapala to see what she thinks. About 8 months ago I did go see the ophthalmologist (Dr. Vargas) who comes to the Ajijic clinic and he said everything looks fine but he doesn't use that trifocal. What to do?
Dra. Karen Gonzalez
lobita replied to nothernewbie's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraI had my first visit with Dra. Gonzalez today. She is young (maybe early 30s?) and yes, speaks excellent English, almost fluent. She seemed kind, as well as competent and knowledgeable. She answered a long list of questions for me, and stressed that if I have others, she is available via both cell phone and email. Keeps computerized records. MX$200 for a basic checkup and consultation; $500 for a Pap smear. She is only the second GP I've seen Lakeside but was by far the better experience, and in fact would compare favorably (thus far) with the best doctors I ever had in the States. I feel like I may have hit the doctora jackpot.